Ramesh created a buzz in his social circle when he updated his Facebook status to “I quit! I quit! I can’t take it anymore!” His friends ignored him as usual (unfortunately for Ramesh, he was not a girl who could get away with hundred likes on a cryptic status message).
This irritated him further and he started a new blog whyIquitTheAamAadmiParty.blogspot.com and started aggressively posting there. He started spamming everyone on Twitter, Facebook and sent emails to everyone in his contact list. He started answering Quora questions about what the Aam Aadmi Party needs to do and how they are digging their grave by not listening to him.
Our correspondent (FN) reached him and asked him about his outburst.
FN: Hello, Mr. Ramesh. You seem to ruffled quite a few feathers by quitting AAP. Could you tell us what happened.
Ramesh: It all started a few months ago. I never really bothered about politics before but suddenly I saw this new party AAP being discussed on every news/social media out there. All the cool people (known as Aapsters) in my friend-list started talking about the new political revolution and why everyone should join it. I started following the news more keenly and decided to be an AAP member, because that was the hippest thing to do at the time.
FN: Okay, so how did you contribute to AAP? Did you participate in their meetings/protests?
Ramesh: Oh, no, no! In today’s world, it is not important to leave once’s home in order to serve the party. Understanding the importance of social media, I decided to be their online spokesperson. I put a google alert for any news, blog article related to AAP and vehemently commented on it. I consider myself a major force in trending all pro-AAP hashtags.
In fact, I fearlessly walked into the right wing discussion forum on Reddit (called r/India) and commented so much that I got a negative karma of several thousands. Finally, I was declared a martyr and given an honorary Aaptard degree.
FN: Then why did you decide to quit?
Ramesh: I noticed a sudden dip in AAP’s popularity after the results of general election. First, only FakingNews used to mock them, but now even the main stream media started openly mocking them. It was no longer cool to be an Aapster. There still is immense potential in the party, but I have lost interest in it. In my blog, I give them a list of 100 things to do if they want to rise again. I would surely start defending them online, once they follow through the list.
FN: So, what is next for you?
Ramesh: I have decided to be Congress’ online supporter.
Ramesh: Surprised? I knew you would be. Online Congress supporters are already declared as an endangered species. We must do something otherwise they will go extinct. I think the coolest thing would be to become a Congress supporter, because people don’t expect to encounter one even in their wildest dreams.
Our correspondent also got in touch with a local AAP spokesperson asking him about their opinion on Ramesh’s quitting. He said he had no knowledge of any such member. He also expressed worry about several people touting themselves as worried founding members of AAP and said we don’t know who they are but they keep claiming to have founded AAP. When asked what he thinks about the future of the party he said, dobara mat puchana!